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  • NIA (Amendment) bill moved in Lok Sabha

    Published on July 15, 2019

    The National Investigation Agency (Amendment) bill 2019 was moved in the Lok Sabha today by Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy.

    Making a preliminary submission, the Minister said, the amendment will strengthen the investigation agency and speed up trials in terrorism-related cases.

    He further noted that the agency will be able to investigate terrorist acts against our embassies or assets abroad and take up cases of drug, arms and women trafficking apart from cyber terrorism.

    Speaking on the amendment bill, Manish Tiwari from Congress warned that additional powers to NIA may create police state as there are possibilities of using the agency for political vendetta.

    He also warned that investigation and prosecution should be kept separate to safeguard the rights of the citizens to get unbiased access to Justice.

    The amendment, he noted, should not curtail the rights of the citizens under article 14,19 and 21.